May 25, 2024

Three stars from Monday’s slate of NBA playoff games

New York won another game with controversial calls that went down to the wire. Minnesota looked more like contenders than the defending champs. Here are three stars from Monday’s NBA playoffs. 

For the record, Jalen Brunson was also fantastic, but we’ve covered his performance elsewhere.

New York Knicks forward Josh Hart | 24 points, 13 rebounds, eight assists

For the third time in seven playoff games, Josh Hart didn’t sit for a second. It didn’t seem to leave him tired in Game 1, when he scored 24 points, collected 13 rebounds, dished eight assists and got three steals.

Hart consistently drove and found Isaiah Hartenstein (13 points) for short jumpers, but even when his center missed, Hart’s relentless rebounding led to points anyway.